BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

BHRR ONLY books 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events Per Year

1. ‘Be My Valentine’ Fundraiser for the BHRR Doggies! Won’t you be a BHRR Doggies Valentine?
Each doggie is hoping for a secret valentine to show them love this Valentine’s Day. 
Please EMAIL

2. Our 7th Annual Breaking Bills Bake Online Auction Starts Saturday January 18th!
If you may consider making a baked goodie(s) for humans and/or canine, Please EMAIL

3. We are back at Pet Valu Stittsville for their annual PAW Event in April 2020!
Dates: TBA

4. We are back at Pet Valu Hazeldean on Saturday May 9th! From 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Nails – cats, pocket pets, dogs
Ear Cleanings
Bake Sale
Some Merchandise for Sale
SEEKING 5 more approved BHRR Volunteers to assist that day! Please EMAIL

6. Our 9th Annual DINE WITH THE BHRR DOGGIES is on September 19th, 2020
*ALMOST 80% SOLD OUT!

7. ONGOING – On February 21st, 2013, I received a most delightful and touching email from a woman named Allie MacAlister that is so very active in helping others

She is extremely talented and more lovely than any words can ever be put down on paper and she has wonderfully surprised me with the very stunning and unique artful creation of an Irish Wolfhound, inspired by our Bunker Dude. She is calling it ‘Art For A Cause’.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

10% of sales of her products will come to BHRR!

*You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, totes, greeting cards and SO much more! She will be adding products regularly.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

BHRR’s Percival!
Fox Red Lab

ISO: Someone who would be open to donating their time to do some professional photo’s of him. We like to post our requests on facebook so that people can offer if they are able and willing to instead of us reaching out to specific people as we would never wish anyone to feel like they had to take photo’s…

Please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com if you have some time over the next couple of weeks to do his professional photo shoot as he gets that much closer to being able to make his own special announcement!

He was at the Vet today and now weighs 37.10 kgs(81.62 pounds). We love for him to stay within the 35-37 kg range. He was 35.4 kgs at his last Vet visit and so we are working on his food intake to level things out for maintenance now. So, we going to go down to 5.5 cups of kibble per day and 1/2 cup of wet canned food and treats.

When he first arrived, he was almost 92 pounds and lacking muscle mass plus tone.

He looks fantastic and he still hates that scale! Wants to ‘toss his weight around’ yet, we get the job done.

His ears, skin and anal fistula’s have all resolved successfully under the proper fish food regime and the antibiotics plus allergy meds – Apoquel. He remains on the Apoquel every other day. His Lymes treatment of the Doxycycline is now also done.

We are extremely strict re: his diet and as treats he gets the wet form of his D/D Salmon food. He gets it with his pills and we discussed with his wonderful foster Mama(this is her 3rd BHRR Foster dog) picking up some of the Mini Zuk’s Salmon treats to try.

His foster mama says that he just runs to his crate and then sits for his food so adorably.

She has been working so diligently on his worry re: stairs and he is doing it! AND so proud of himself he is from what I am told when he gathers up all of his courage and does the stairs in their home. WTG Team!

Today, he was healthy enough for his DAPP and his Lymes plus Lepto vaccines and will be back in 3 weeks time for his boosters.

Per his very detailed blog, come the spring, he will require not only his regular Heartworm and Tick borne disease testing yet also the Quant 6 bloodwork to be sure that the Lymes disease has been successfully treated.

This boy has a huge fan club and he has been a really treat of a dog to have with BHRR.

Taking this boy in has also taught us once again that by doing the right thing can come at a price of taking some heat. Yet, we will continue to stand tall plus strong that with his Vet Bills now over $3,000, we have continued to go up and beyond in making sure that he along with all of the dogs in our program have lacked for nothing!

This experience has also made us add to our upcoming BHRR BOD & Advisory Board meetings that we will once again re-visit doing the intake of owner surrenders. Many other groups currently no longer do so and we continue to well understand why they do not accept owner surrenders any longer.

BHRR’s Percival, you are worthy and deserving and it was such a pleasure seeing you again today!! 

Thank you to your beautiful Foster Mama for bringing you in this AM. She had to have been exhausted working nights and then coming to this apt. and we are so grateful to her!

***UPDATE: we need to sell minimally 3 more tickets!!**

BHRR’s Percival – fox red lab – recently had his overnight play date and it was with his emerge temp foster home when he first came into rescue!! 

They were so happy to see him again as were his doggie friends!  What a cute pic of the three of them!

His Vet bills are close to $3,000 and to all of his rescue angels thank you for being there for him!! He is back at the Vet for January 3rd, 2020.

We still need to sell minimally 3 more tickets by January 2nd to our custom making sign night on January 16th!

**NOTICE: AND to *sweeten* the pot, we shall be offering up a Bakers Dozen if Boerskins famous cinnamon buns plus Aaron has generously offered up one of his own famous homemade Apple Crumble Pies to all that have already bought and will buy a ticket!

So, draws shall be made for:

1) homemade bakers dozen of Boerkskins famous cinnamon buns

and

2) a homemade Aaron Maracle Apple Crumble Pie!**

If we do not sell minimally 3 more tickets by January 2nd, 2020, sadly, I shall lose my $100 deposit and the animals shall also miss out on some truly much needed support.

Make Your Own Sign Nite!
January 16th, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM Start
Location: Don Cherry’s in Kanata

$15 for every ticket sold comes to Rescue and we shall be splitting the proceeds with Ottawa Rabbit Rescue.

You can choose a stencil from over 500+ designs OR custom make a sign all of your own.

Joyce shall be our amazing hostess once more AND come early, grab some drinks, snacks or dinner!

Please click on the link below to purchase your own ticket(s)!

Please do consider supporting our cause….2020 promises to be our most needed year to date since our inception in 1996.  We already have many new requests for our assistance of dogs plus horses in need of our highly specialised programs.

Thank you in advance for considering to come out to our Sign Night!

BHRR’s Percival VIDEO’S!

He is recovering wonderfully from his neuter and on January 3rd shall be in for his Lepto/Lymes Vaccines. From there, he will be scheduled for professional photo’s and his boosters.

After that, he shall be ready to make his special announcement!

BHRR’s Percival, as with all of our dogs, shall only be adopted to that right matched personality fit home meant for him! He will only go to a home that will ensure that he is not neglected ever again. A home that has the financial means to stay on top of his food and seasonal allergies.

He is now close to $3,000 for us to work on his successful rehabilitation. His skin and ear infections plus anal fistula’s have all be treated and he remains on his Apoquel plus his Doxycycline treatment having also been diagnosed as being Lymes Positive.

Thank you to all that have stood strong by us over the past shy of 24 years, enabling us to do right by each and every dog that has needed us and understanding that r/q Rescue is not ever about winning any popularity contests.

BHRR’s Percival, Merry Christmas to you and thank you to your temp foster Mama for taking such excellent care of you! 

He now knows how to play with toys, is still nervous of stairs – will go down yet not up – yet one baby step at a time and the healthier he has become, the even more wonderful he has also become!

You are going to be a true treat to that right matched forever loving home when it is your time, Mr. P.!

 

BHRR’s Percival (3 year old Fox Red Lab) had his de-twinkle apt. today!

Everything went great, he is such a good boy and now he is recovering by being safely tucked back in with his lovely foster Mama.

I also microchipped him today and in about two weeks time, he will have a recheck and some more vaccines(Lymes/Lepto). 3-4 weeks after that he will have his boosters.

He is doing fantastic on the fish based food and taking his remaining meds of the Doxy plus Apoquel like a champ! He is eating so well now. Runs over to his crate and sits so nicely.

After he obtains his boosters at the end of January, he should be ready to then make his special announcement! 

BHRR’s Percival VIDEO – December 15th, 2019

Loving all of the toys in his Foster home!

He shall be scheduled to be neutered shortly and in the New Year be ready to make his special announcement!

His Vetting to date is over $2,500 with all that he has needed to get him healthy.

Doesn’t he look wonderful?! 

 

NOTE: per my post last night, I am now at the airport and heading out of the country.

As mentioned in my post last night, all auction winners have been confirmed in a post made on each auction item. 

1) Please do check the items you bid on to see if you won!

2) For all of the lovely winners, please also note the pickup location(s) for your item(s) won and the date(s) if applicable for pickup. I am getting many emails – please take pity on me as all of this is posted in our rules and on each auction item! – asking where and when and people wanting all of their items picked up from one spot. Much time has been spent to make sure all the information needed was posted. 

3) Please pay per the posted payment options made in the rules and on each item within the 72 hour time-frame. Once again, I am getting emails from people asking re: payment and do take mercy on me as I am one mere mortal person! Everything needed has been posted.

4) I worked long into the wee hours of the night working on the close of this auction, reaching out to all of the winners and collecting payments and putting winners in touch with the fabu donators etc. and as I am getting on one of two planes shortly – I hope! Delays due to weather, I will not be back online until late tonight to re-visit the auction and to keep working on it.

I do wish to shout out a huge heartfelt and sincere thanks to each and every rescue angel that donated to our auction. It may have been our smallest in 12 years of hosting this annual event, yet, it was filled with so much warmth and generosity thanks to each of you!! 

Thank you also to every kind and caring person who shared our auction and/or bid and supported our continued efforts to keep BHRR going strong! 

This is BHRR’s Percival who also wanted me to thank you on his and BHRR’s Kenai’s behalf for being there for them in their huge time of need!

May everyone have a safe and wonderful Friday!

BHRR’s Percival UPDATE!
 
The 3 year old fox red Labrador had his recheck tonight and it was a great one!
 
As I have said many times over reputable/quality rescue is not about winning any popularity contests and in bringing in this boy to our rescue, that has been proven twice over.
 
We will continue to do right by this boy who did not receive what he should have in his past and his bills are now just under $2,500 for when his bloodwork came back, he was positive for Lymes. This was something known per his previous Vet Records last spring yet, he was not treated.
 
For those that are not aware, Lyme disease can damage the heart, nervous system, and kidneys and it can kill.
 
So, he began an over $200 treatment of Doxycycline for the Lymes and in the spring he will require a bloodtest just like BHRR’s Mollie(Quant 6).
 
His weight tonight was 38.60 kgs(84.92 pounds) and with the implementation of a proper exercise and food regime, he has lost 2.8 kgs(6.16 pounds)! WTG! Team BHRR’s Percival! He is developing muscle mass plus tone and is looking so much better! He has the beginning of an actual waistline! WAHOO!
 
His ear infections are clearing up – only mildly red right now, his skin is greatly improving – he actually has toes now and not fat sausages! His feet, toes and pads are less irritated, less red and he is not as itchy. He is not shaking, crying, restless nor rubbing the way he once was.
 
The fistula’s on his butt are almost resolved too!
 
His coat is looking mighty fine and I am so proud of him and proud of his fosters!!!
 
His Vet was so impressed with the incredible improvement to his medical health.
 
He does not require any further antibiotics for his ears nor his skin at this time and he will continue on the Apoquel for his allergies and the Doxy for his Lymes disease and be bathed with his special shampoo once a month PLUS remain on his fish based food – which costs almost $300/month.
 
Now that his legs, feet and toes plus pads feel better, he is no longer doing that painful small limp that he once was doing.
 
His heart and lungs sound great also!
 
As we now have his medical conditions under control, he can be neutered in a few weeks time and we will be focusing more on his social anxiety – having not been properly stimulated with exercise – he is both excited and anxious about some public venues. So much stimulation and so, taking it as easy as things can be with the introduction of this big beautiful amazing world we live in. Being a lab, he takes most things in stride already and the rest will come as he continues to learn that he is ok, that he can stand on his four feet himself and be comfortable with his own company and in his own skin.
 
His foster mom said he was anxious in the car whining – he barely whined with myself, yet he did whine, something he did not do when I first picked him up. So, we will work on his comfort level of car rides being associated with a lot of really awesome things! I had no issues getting him in nor out of the car. He hopped right in. I also do not talk to him. I passively ignore.
 
He was anxious at the Vet tonight somewhat yet, that is understandable.
 
He loves meeting everyone and everything! Such a nice boy!
 
He is eating supper much better than his breakfast and he is on a strict regiment of not getting anything more than his kibble and some canned food to use as treats and for his meds.
 
He is terrified of stairs, so that is a work in progress and now that he is settling in, while his leash manners are ok with me, he was lugging his foster Mama all around.
 
He has figured out playing with toys and with other dogs and has been playing up a storm with his foster brothers!
 
He has been great with cats to date too.
 
For those asking, he is not available for adoption and he will not be until at least mid January. At that time, we will re-assess and any screening adoptive process will be extremely thorough via our BHRR procedures. He will only be placed in that right matched forever loving home meant for him.
 
Said right matched forever loving home will be required to stay on top of his food and seasonal allergies. This poor dog has suffered and greatly. How terrible it had to have been living in such pain and discomfort.
 
The better he has felt, the happier he has become and what a ham!
 
Gentle Reminder that our Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Online Auction ends tomorrow night at 9 PM and all monies raised shall go towards BHRR’s Percival’s continued Vet Care.
 
Here is the link to view the 58 items currently up for grabs and I will be adding the last items, ~15 tonight.
 

Gentle reminder we are here at Pet Valu Hazeldean Road – 457 Hazeldean Road to 4 PM!

We are doing nail trims & ear cleanings! We have merchandise for sale including baked goodies for both humans & dogs! We also have our wine/chocolate raffle basket up for grabs!

This special boy dropped in for a few minutes to say Hello and stole hearts all over! BHRR’S Percival! 

This is our last community education and public awareness event of 2019!

Stayed tuned for our 12th JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS Online Auction….will be up and running tonight!

 

UPDATE: $360 DONATED TO DATE!

We got him!

BHRR’s Percival – 3 year old fox red Lab – was then seen at EVC. We reviewed his previous Vet Records and can confirm that proper Vet recommendations for his suspected allergies were never followed.

We had received an offensive email last night from his previous home – as he was surrendered direct to a Vet Hospital, where he was placed should have been confidential – stating that they were excellent owners and took care of all of his needs including medical etc.

This has not been the case and we now have the medical records.

At work tonight, we have begun his proper proactive/preventative vetting. We did ear cytologies and then cleaned and treated his horrible ear infections with antibiotics.

His Vet has placed him on antibiotics for his horrible bacterial skin infections – feet, between his toes, chin and head. His anus is also terribly inflamed plus raw. His Vet is hoping that the fistulas are allergy related.

His Vet has him on a special shampoo to be washed monthly for his skin.

His Vet has placed him on Apoquel for his allergies.

We also have put him on a proper fish based food to food trial him for the next 8 weeks.

We did bloodwork in preparation for his neuter for he has not been neutered. We also did bloodwork to test for Heartworm and tickborne diseases.

We shall begin to de-worm him and do a fecal. When he is healthy, we will do his vaccine protocol.

His elbows are full of hard callouses.

We are doing all of his necessary and his required Vetting.

As explained to his previous home that fired us off an email last night, so many organizations no longer step up to help owner surrendered dogs and we continue to understand why. Groups being harassed is not acceptable and this means more dogs are being euthanised as Rescues do not have the time or desire to deal with cyberbullying. BHRR takes a zero tolerance approach to such conduct.

If this dog had been adequately tended to, we would not have had to invest close to $1,000 to begin to get him healthy. This is just the beginning too for him.

He needs to lose weight – weighed 41.4 kgs tonight – and needs to gain muscle mass plus tone. The home had placed him on Trazodone as they were not getting sleep. We have taken him off of Trazodone for with the right physical and emotional stimulation, he is fine.

We were told that he was not being exercised as he should be and that one of the Owners had hip surgery in the summer and uses a cane. Yet, in having two owners, the option to use a dog walker, family, friends and/or neighbours to help etc., his physical needs could be met with a bit of planning.

He is quite chill, friendly and we bought him some squeaky toys as one of his rescue saviours said he began to play with a toy today.

He did perfectly fine around not one yet two cats between grooming at Groomindale’s at Pet Valu Stittsville and EVC. He was fine around all other dogs he has met over the past couple of days since he was surrendered too.

He will need a bit of work with his obedience yet, he is a nice boy that once he becomes healthy – with allergies managed – he is going to feel so much better and be even happier.

He was a bit nervous we were told and we were also informed as to why – he was not handled gently in his past yet, even in the time he had been with his rescue angels, he has settled incredibly well.

BHRR believes in full disclosure and we are here to stand up and speak for those who cannot do so themselves and this is what we are going to do for BHRR’s Percival.

All monies raised tomorrow at our last community education and public awareness event of 2019 will go towards his medical needs. I do wish to say that I am sorry that we will not have any Boerskin baked goodies available for sale as my day/night has been taken up with dear sweet BHRR’S Percival and also the latest with our CVO complaint investigation for BHRR’s Bane. Almost one year and it is still ongoing.

If anyone may like to drop off some baked goodies tomorrow at our event, we would be eternally thankful!!

For anyone that may like to donate to his cause you can via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com or direct to Eagleson Veterinary Hospital 613-383-8381.

Thank you from my heart to his emerge temp fosters – Cassy & John and then Annette! 

Thank you to Megan and also to Kathryn for offering to emerge temp foster him too. 

From our home to all of our friends and family plus supporters, the best of good night wishes are being sent!

On my way shortly to pick up who shall be named BHRR’s Percival!

He is a special needs 3 year old fox red Labrador.

This AM, he was given a wonderful bath/grooming session thanks to one of his rescue angels – Katy. 

Doesn’t he look positively adorable?!

We are still working on an emerge temp foster for him. Dear already BHRR Approved Volunteers, please let us know if you have a soft spot for him to lay his head for even just the next week. ??

I have an appointment scheduled for right after I pick him up to be seen at the Vet. We will be given a copy of his previous vet records when I pick him up which we will then review closely with his Vet.

We have learned that he had not been neutered either so we will be ensuring that this is also done as part of proactive/preventative Vet Care!

We will post an update after his Vet visit as then we will have a better idea of what we are looking for in regards to his medical rehabilitation needs.

Gentle reminder to all that have participated in our annual GIVE IT UP FOR AUTUMN Fundraiser, that it ended last night and all monies you saved can be sent via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org 

AND it is not too late to donate to our 12th Annual JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS Online Auction. Sadly, we only have about 20 items donated YET to us, that is 20 more items than we once had to help raise much needed funds for the animals in need of our highly specialised programs. 

This is a 3 year old male uber handsome fox red coloured Labrador Retriever.

While not a Giant per say, at 40+kgs, he is a big boy and is a special needs situation.

He has allergies and his Owners were planning on having him euthanised as they were not willing to pursue further investigation/diagnostics etc. Therefore, we do not know what is the underlying cause of his allergies at this time.

We were contacted by the Vet Hospital he frequents and the home ended up agreeing to surrender him to the Hospital over having him put to sleep.

He is said to have no other issues/concerns and is a really nice boy and that is why the Hospital fought hard to see him saved.

ETA is Friday November 22nd and we are still working on an approved temp foster home for him.

AND he shall be in need of a special Secret Santa ALL of his very own if anyone may like to step up.

AND please do not forget about our annual ‘GIVE IT UP FOR AUTUMN’ Fundraiser whereby all funds shall come to help BHRR’s Kenai, the special needs German Shepherd in our care. Yes, we will be posting another update on him shortly.

Donations to his continued care can continue to be sent via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via Email Transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or direct to Eagleson Veterinary Clinic 613-383-8381

We are also still very much in need of Auction items for our 12th Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Onlline Auction.

From our home to all of our friends, family and supporters, good night wishes are being sent!